The term black thumb is not really an exaggeration when used to describe me. Somehow I am able to make the most hardy of plants die. I can just imagine my poor Gran shaking her head as she was a keen horticulturalist. I have her Gates gardening guide, but it doesn't seem to help very much.
I have had several vegie/herb gardens in the past, most notably one out on the courtyard at my current residence. The possums managed to devour all the plants within about one week so I had to give the dream away. Recently, I had a bright idea - perhaps I could have a garden on the top balcony - off my bedroom. The balcony is very small- maybe 2 m x 3m and also has an air-conditioning vent to take into consideration but when I get something in my mind- it is not easily forgotten. Suffice to say that now I have a little herb garden on my top balcony.
The garden consists of the following:
- one dwarf lemon tree
- one dwarf lime tree
- garlic chives
- pot tomato
- basil and
I am really looking forward to getting some fruit from the trees, and also want to plant some snow peas, tomatoes, beans and maybe even some other vegies- too adventurous?
Do you have any good ideas for a balcony garden?
On another note- they have just cut down all the trees in our back courtyard because they were causing water problems- Now we stare straight into the next door neighbours yard, or rather they stare directly into our living room- very creepy and not private at all. We used to have about 8 skinny little trees planted along and they provided a beautiful canopy - now it's just bare. Do you have any ideas for an instant canopy? Let me know ASAP! Not sure how long I can bear looking at the bare.